Thousands attend funerals of two youth in IOK

Srinagar, September 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of martyred Nayeem Ahmad Najar and Pervez Ahmad Wani in their native areas of Baramulla and Kupwara districts, today.

Pervez and Nayeem were killed by Indian troops during a crackdown operation in Shankergund area of Sopore on Monday. People from different areas chanting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans marched towards Sopore and Handwara towns to attend the funerals of the youth.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Sopore and Handwara to mourn the killings of Pervez and Nayeem. All shops were closed while traffic was off the road. The troops were deployed in strength in the towns to prevent anti-India protests.

Indian forces launched cordon and search operations in many villages of Shopian, Pulwama and Bandipora districts. The troops particularly laid siege to Nagbal, Urpara, Dachoo, Homehuna, Hushunpora, Nolai, Pinglish and Boinar areas of the three districts.

Lawyers from across the Kashmir Valley boycotted courts to protest against a notice issued to President of Kashmir High Court Bar Association Mian, Abdul Qayoom by the India’s National Investigation Agency. The agency has asked the president to appear before them in New Delhi, tomorrow, for an interrogation in a fake case. The Joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar warned that such acts would further deteriorate the situation in the territory.

Hundreds of lawyers, students and civilians took out protest rallies in Pulwama and Kulgam districts to express solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The protesters demanded an immediate end to the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

On the other hand, Indian police arrested Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, Umar Aadil Dar at Nowgam in Srinagar, today. A party spokesman in a statement in Srinagar condemned the arrest.

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